Crossroads Book Group: Native Guard- hosted by Barbara Phillips and Susan M. Glisson

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 5:30pm

The Crossroads Book Group is a Square Books-sponsored book discussion activity taking place monthly.   Each session will feature a title selected by guest hosts. They will talk about it for 15 minutes, then open the floor for questions and discussion. Any Square Books Constant Reader may participate.   

This activity is an outgrowth of the broad concerns that emerged as a result of, among other things, the murder of George Floyd, and books selected for discussion will be to  relevant to these concerns.  

Our July meeting will be via Zoom on Tuesday, July 7th at 5:30 pm CST. You must RSVP to attend the event by emailing

The hosts for July are Barbara Phillips and Susan M. Glisson, who will be discussing Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey. This title will be 15% off with the coupon code CROSSROADS.

About the Hosts:

Barbara Y. Phillips was previously an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and a civil rights litigator specializing in voting rights as partner in the San Francisco law firm Rosen & Phillips and as staff attorney with the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in its Mississippi office and Washington, D.C.  Her education includes B.A., Macalester College; J.D., Northwestern University; J.S.M., Stanford Law School.

Susan M. Glisson is the co-founder and partner of Sustainable Equity, a social-justice consulting firm based in Mississippi focused on healing and equity. She was the founding executive director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, an internationally recognized nonprofit, which she led for 17 years. In that role, Susan facilitated the work of the Philadelphia Coalition, which called for justice in the 1964 Neshoba civil rights murders and that led to the first state conviction in the case in 2005. She also helped create the Tallahatchie County Emmett Till Memorial Commission in 2007, which offered an apology in the miscarriage of justice in the Till case.

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Native Guard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618872657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - April 3rd, 2007